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Quantum Trio: Red Fog

Read "Red Fog" reviewed by Geno Thackara

As one would hope for an outfit on its third studio release, the Quantum Trio has established a sonic niche while refusing to settle into it. The Dutch trio's somewhat off-kilter lineup (piano/sax/drums) is still matched by compositions brainy, stimulating and off-the-wall wacky. Red Fog is somewhat less full-throttle wild than the preceding Quality Studio Live (self produced, 2019), though not by very much. It just means the sounds are all acoustic (no electric keys or distortion fuzz this time) ...

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Quantum Trio: Quality Studio Live

Read "Quality Studio Live" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Like its cover, Quality Studio Live is an interestingly skewed mix of the familiar and the distorted. It was indeed recorded in a studio (with sound quality to match), yet it benefits from the vibe of a live audience. The deliberate structures of the pieces still allow for kinetic interpretations in the moment. The musical ideas draw on math and science as much as melody, then come out of the band's own cerebral prism in all kinds of striking, unexpected ...

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Quantum Trio: Duality: Particles & Waves

Read "Duality: Particles & Waves" reviewed by Geno Thackara

As anyone who's ever read or watched science fiction can tell you, there are any number of universes that occupy states different from our own. Limitless possibilities are created by the chances of things happening one way or another. There could be another Earth out there that's secretly run by penguins, one where Miles Davis actually got to make that planned album with Jimi Hendrix, or who knows, maybe even one where public opinions on Ornette Coleman and late-period John ...